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Affidavits a.k.a. Affidavit: An affidavit is a written sworn statement of fact voluntarily made by an affiant or deponent under an oath or affirmation administered by a person authorized to do so by law. Such statement is witnessed as to the authenticity of the affiant's signature by a taker of oaths, such as a notary public or commissioner of oaths. The name is Medieval Latin for he/she has declared upon oath. An affidavit is a type of verified statement or showing, or in other words, it contains a verification, meaning it is under oath or penalty of perjury, and this serves as evidence to its veracity and is required for court proceedings.

  • also known as affiant

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Google previewA Popular Law-Dictionary, familiarly explaining the terms and nature of English Law, etc (1838)

by Thomas Edlyne TOMLINS

Affidavits are generally sworn; that is, the oath is administered by a court openly, or by a judge or some officer or person having competent authority for that purpose, in any other place, and are used to verify various proceedings or acts done in ...

Google previewStandard encyclopaedia of procedure (1914)

Use op Affidavits To Show Pleading Frivolous. — No affidavit is necessary as a foundation for a motion for judgment upon a pleading as frivolous.1 On the contrary affidavits are not allowable on such a motion." B. How Pleading Shown To ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Adoption (2007)

by Christine A. Adamec, Laurie C. Miller

Affidavits or Notices Precluding Search (or Not) In some states, identifying information related to the adoption may be given to the adopted adult if the individual sought has not filed an affidavit or other form of notice that specifically requests ...

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Scrabble value of A1F4F4I1D2A1V4I1T1S1

The value of this 10-letter word is 20 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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